March

MotoGP: Tyre choice destroys Marquez’s chances

MotoGP: Tyre choice destroys Marquez’s chances

The wrong decision on front tyre choice cost Repsol Honda rider Marc Marquez any chance he had of battling for the podium at the opening race of the 2017 season at the weekend, after he folded on the...

MotoGP: Rins’ fitness in doubt for Argentina after motocross crash

MotoGP: Rins’ fitness in doubt for Argentina after motocross crash

Suzuki Ecstar rider Alex Rins could be in doubt for the second round of the 2017 MotoGP season at the Argentinian Grand Prix next weekend after falling from his motocross bike during training...

Moto3: Mir has ride of his life for Qatar win

Moto3: Mir has ride of his life for Qatar win

Qatar Grand Prix winner Joan Mir has admitted that it took the ride of his life to take his second victory in the Moto3 class, after a ferocious battle that went right down to the chequered flag at...

MotoGP: Grand Prix Commission scrap penalty points

MotoGP: Grand Prix Commission scrap penalty points

MotoGP rulemaking body the Grand Prix Commission have announced the scrapping of their penalty points structure in the follow-up of changes made last year to the way race direction penalises riders...

MotoGP: Lorenzo not experienced enough to challenge

MotoGP: Lorenzo not experienced enough to challenge

New Ducati signing Jorge Lorenzo has conceded that a lack of experience was the reason for his poor showing during his debut for the Italian firm in the opening race of 2017, after that and a first...

Moto3: McPhee aiming to challenge for 2017 title

Moto3: McPhee aiming to challenge for 2017 title

British Talent Team Honda rider John McPhee says he’s in a position to become the second British rider to challenge for the Moto3 world title in only three seasons, after a strong start to the season...

Moto2: First round a learning experience for Kent

Moto2: First round a learning experience for Kent

Danny Kent has chalked the opening round of the 2017 Moto2 world championships down to a learning experience, after the former Moto3 champion made a strong start to Sunday’s race only to fall down the...

MotoGP: Opening night on Channel 5 draws nearly half a million

MotoGP: Opening night on Channel 5 draws nearly half a million

The opening night of Channel 5’s new deal to show highlights of the 2017 MotoGP season drew in record crowds of nearly half a million, according to industry blog F1 Broadcasting, helping last Sunday’s...

MotoGP: Strong season opener for Miller

MotoGP: Strong season opener for Miller

Jack Miller has made a strong start to the 2017 MotoGP season after taking the Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS Honda to his best ever dry weather performance of eighth at the season-opening Qatar Grand...

MotoGP: Espargaró stuns in opening Aprilia race

MotoGP: Espargaró stuns in opening Aprilia race

Aleix Espargaró has stunned the MotoGP paddock by taking his new Gresini Racing Aprilia machine to an impressive top six finish first time out on the machine at the Qatar Grand Prix. Running at a pace...

Moto3: McPhee thrilled with opening night performance

Moto3: McPhee thrilled with opening night performance

British Talent Team Honda rider John McPhee has come away thrilled from his opening night of the 2017 Moto3 season, after taking a strong podium position – his first in dry conditions – at the Qatar...

MotoGP: Hero to zero for rookie Zarco

MotoGP: Hero to zero for rookie Zarco

Johann Zarco has went from hero to zero in the opening MotoGP race of his career in the premiere class, setting an impressive precedent by leading for six laps before crashing out of the lead. The...

MotoGP: Dovi delighted with podium success

MotoGP: Dovi delighted with podium success

Andrea Dovizioso has come away from the opening round of the 2017 MotoGP championship delighted with his performance, after managing to secure his third consecutive runner-up spot at the opening...

MotoGP: Redding happy with steady start to the season

MotoGP: Redding happy with steady start to the season

Scott Redding has come away from the opening round of the 2017 MotoGP world championship pleased with a steady start on the Pramac Ducati, taking seventh at the flag to match his own expectations for...

Moto2: Morbidelli finally breaks the duck

Moto2: Morbidelli finally breaks the duck

Franco Morbidelli has finally broken his Moto2 duck by doing what he threatened to do in the second half of the 2016 season and taking a dominant victory in the opening race of 2017 at the Qatar Grand...

MotoGP: Crutchlow lucky to escape intact

MotoGP: Crutchlow lucky to escape intact

Cal Crutchlow was lucky to escape injury last night in the opening race of the 2017 MotoGP season after not one but two crashes, with the second one a direct result of the initial fall for the LCR...

MotoGP: Viñales feeling incredible after debut victory

MotoGP: Viñales feeling incredible after debut victory

Maverick Viñales says he’s feeling incredible after a debut victory for the Movistar Yamaha team last night in Qatar, where he laid down a huge marker to the rest of the field by setting up a perfect...

MotoGP: Viñales delivers on promises with stunning race win

MotoGP: Viñales delivers on promises with stunning race win

Maverick Viñales has delivered on his preseason promises by taking a stunning race victory in the opening round of the 2017 MotoGP world championship, after a rain-delayed race start and a fight to...

Moto2: Morbidelli romps to dominant victory

Moto2: Morbidelli romps to dominant victory

Franco Morbidelli has romped to an easy victory in the opening Moto2 race of the 2017 season at the Qatar Grand Prix, never potting a foot wrong to eventually take the win by 2.6 seconds over...

Moto3: Mir wins, McPhee second as normal service resumes

Moto3: Mir wins, McPhee second as normal service resumes

Joan Mir has taken a stunning victory in the inaugural Moto3 race of 2017 ahead of Brit John McPhee, resuming normal service in the lightweight class by presiding over a frenetic race at Qatar’s...

MotoGP: Cancelled qualifying gives pole to Viñales

MotoGP: Cancelled qualifying gives pole to Viñales

Maverick Viñales will start the opening race of the 2017 MotoGP season from pole position despite not taking to the track on qualifying day, after heavy rain at the Losail circuit saw the entire day...

MotoGP: New schedule as heavy rain hits Qatar

MotoGP: New schedule as heavy rain hits Qatar

MotoGP organisers have been forced to put in place a new schedule for this afternoon's activities at the Losail circuit, after heavy rain hit the Qatari track this morning. The new schedule will see...

MotoGP: ‘Little by little’ take Iannone to second

MotoGP: ‘Little by little’ take Iannone to second

Andrea Iannone has finished the second day of the 2017 MotoGP season in second on the time sheets, after ‘little by little’ improvements helped the Suzuki rider to find his pace after struggling on...

Moto3: McPhee not phased by chances of wet race

Moto3: McPhee not phased by chances of wet race

British Talent Team Honda rider John McPhee says he’s not phased by the possibility of a wet season-opening race under the floodlights in Qatar – and that the forecast conditions might even give him...

MotoGP: Viñales remains on top despite free practice fall

MotoGP: Viñales remains on top despite free practice fall

Maverick Viñales has remained in control of the MotoGP action at the Qatar Grand Prix, finishing the second day on track still top of the timesheets despite a small fall during the first of two...

Moto2: Marc VDS duo Morbidelli and Marquez lead the way

Moto2: Marc VDS duo Morbidelli and Marquez lead the way

The Marc VDS duo of Franco Morbidelli and Alex Marquez have led the way on the second day of action at the Qatar Grand Prix, topping the Moto2 time sheets from a strong performance by former Moto3...

Moto3: Martin and Fenati double up for Honda

Moto3: Martin and Fenati double up for Honda

Jorge Martin and Romano Fenati have made it a Honda one-two at the top of the time sheets after the second day of Moto3 action in Qatar, topping the day’s only session to finish 0.172 apart and 0.170...

MotoGP: Crutchlow lucky to escape high speed oil leak

MotoGP: Crutchlow lucky to escape high speed oil leak

Cal Crutchlow says he’s lucky to have walked away from a high speed incident last night during the opening MotoGP free practice of 2017, when a loose plug caused oil to flow out of his LCR Honda on...

MotoGP: Lorenzo not taking too much from opening night fifth

MotoGP: Lorenzo not taking too much from opening night fifth

Jorge Lorenzo is keen not to take too much from his fifth placed finish on the opening night of action for the 2017 MotoGP season, coming away reserved despite the strong result ln his opening night...

MotoGP: Viñales not out to change much after flying start

MotoGP: Viñales not out to change much after flying start

Movistar Yamaha rider Maverick Viñales says he’s not out to change much on his M1 machine, after making a stunning start to the 2017 season last night under the floodlights, dipping well under the...

Moto2: Luthi edges out Nakagami to top day one

Moto2: Luthi edges out Nakagami to top day one

Thomas Luthi has edged out Takaaki Nakagami to top the opening day of Moto2 action in 2017, finishing ahead of his fellow Kalex rider by only 0.080 after two sessions under the floodlights at Qatar’s...

Moto3: Oettl a surprise at the top of the time sheets

Moto3: Oettl a surprise at the top of the time sheets

Philipp Oettl has made a surprise appearance at the top of the time sheets after the opening night of Moto3 action in 2017, finishing ahead of Joan Mir and Gabriel Rodrigo under the floodlights in...

MotoGP: Viñales makes his mark on opening night

MotoGP: Viñales makes his mark on opening night

Maverick Viñales has once again made his mark on the 2017 MotoGP world championship by topping the opening night of the season under the floodlights at Qatar’s Losail circuit, finishing ahead of the...

MotoGP: Rea rates the Ducati riders

MotoGP: Rea rates the Ducati riders

MCN has recruited the help of double and reigning World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea for this year’s MotoGP preview, to get some real expert opinion from a man who’s not only at the top of his game...

MotoGP: Extra sessions planned as rain set to hit opening night

MotoGP: Extra sessions planned as rain set to hit opening night

MotoGP organisers are making contingency plans for an extra session tonight on the opening night of the 2017 season, with rain set to hit Qatar and riders preparing to take to the Losail circuit for...

MotoGP: Lorenzo going to Qatar ‘confident and optimistic’

MotoGP: Lorenzo going to Qatar ‘confident and optimistic’

Jorge Lorenzo says he’s going into the opening round of the 2017 MotoGP season ‘confident and optimistic,’ after coming away from the final preseason test at the Losail circuit last week delighted...